24 x 36 Oil on Canvas
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2010
The Painting: This is a piece returning from a closed gallery in California. The Red Tree Gallery closed over a split in the family. I have four pieces coming home from the coast and this is by far one of my favorites. Even last year I painted a similar one in a large version for a collector as a commission painting. Trigger has rich deep caramel browns and golden sienna's. The paint is palette knifed on in thick pulls of color carving out in ridges of paint.
The Thought: I placed my order today with Asel Art for canvas and supplies to begin my big painting session for this week. I am preparing pieces for a show in Colorado in April. If Trigger does not sell from the blog, I may send it as part of the collection.
Preparing is where my blog is heading today. Preparation is needed in our hearts as a process to prepare our desires. This basically means practicing our sense of anticipation in a positive outlook. To have preparation that is going into Lent being a dreaded time of giving up something we love... we are definitely not on the right track. Lent is the time to prepare our hearts for something wonderful to happen.
It is here a sense of excitement will set off anticipation as we begin to realize there is something coming to look forward to ourselves. Staying aware of His grace, we need to prepare to place ourselves in the right space to receive what God has for us.
Preparing ourselves mentally is not the only place we need to work. Our home needs to prepare as well. The preparation reaches out of the mind into our living and daily life. Our preparation and excitement can be witnessed by others and it can help them begin to prepare as well. Our desire and focus stirs the spirit to be prepared...
Are you making ready?
"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." Ephesians 5:8-14